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Psychologist Explains Why Societies Go Mad

July 14, 2023
In this brilliantly insightful episode of Over the Target, Michael Rectenwald, author of "The Great Reset and the Struggle for Liberty," speaks with Lee Smith about the Polish doctor who lived through Nazism and communism and unlocked “the general laws of the origin of evil.” 2:20 “Political Ponerology” describes how governments become evil 5:00 The origins of evil and the psychology of evil. 12:40 Why do ideological regimes always target true believers? 17:00 Can “Political Ponerology” describe current US condition? 17:00 America’s social body has been polarized 17:00 Para-moralism denies human nature and biology 20:00 Normal people are oppressed under pathocracy 22:50 Is America’s regime becoming pathological?
    About the show
    Over the Target is a weekly show where one of America’s leading investigative reporters takes you behind the headlines to show you how the news is made and what it really means.
    About Lee Smith
    Lee Smith is a New York Times-bestselling author with more than thirty years’ experience in journalism, covering a wide range of subjects from US foreign policy to crimes and corruption at the highest levels of the American government. A columnist for Epoch Times, Smith has written several books, including The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, a post-9/11 political travelogue through the Middle East; The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in US History, which was made into an Academy Award-nominated documentary movie; and most recently The Permanent Coup: How Enemies Foreign and Domestic Targeted the American President.
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